June 14 - 15, 2016

Williams Tower - Houston, TX



A two day seminar for Gas Turbine and Gas Compressor users who are interested acquiring an understanding of basic gas turbine and gas compressor working principles.

Course Content

  • Heat Engines
  • Gas Turbine Components
  • Instrumentation
  • Working Principles of Centrifugal Compressors
  • Gas Compressor Components
  • Compressor Operating characteristics
  • Applications
  • Gas Turbine Performance Characteristics
  • Surge and Surge Control 
  • Rotor dynamics 
  • Codes and Standards 
  • Air Filtration 
  • Gas Turbine Cleaning 
  • Gas Turbine Fuel 
  • Testing of Gas Compressors and Gas Turbines

This is a unique opportunity to learn what you need to know to apply and operate gas turbines and gas compressors in your operation as well as to interact and network with your peers in the field of turbo machinery applications.


Instructors for the class are provided by Solar Turbines, world leaders and recognized experts in gas turbine and gas compressor aero-thermodynamics, rotor dynamics and application principles.  Mike Baltz and Michael Cave are scheduled to serve as lead instructors. 

Professional Development Hours

This course qualifies for 14 Professional Development Hours.

Event Information

  • Course Fee:  $795 for GMRC or SGA Member employees;  $995 for Non-members
  • Schedule: Class times are 8:00 am. to 4:00 pm. both days, maybe a bit earlier on Wednesday depending on flight times.

Hotel Information 

 TNAWestin Oaks (5011 Westheimer at Post Oak) or Westin Galleria (5060 West Alabama)

  • Corporate rate of $210 per night (single/double) (Deluxe Guestroom rate of $240)
  • Request the corporate rate for the Southern Gas Association (Corporate Rate Code 503711)
  • Call Reservations: 888.627.8514
  • Rate is based on inventory availability
  • Reservations for late check in can be guaranteed with a credit card or deposit
  • Cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of arrival result in no penalty charges
  • Reservation includes: 
    • Complimentary access to the fitness facility
    • Complimentary self-parking 
    • Complimentary internet in guest rooms

Event attendees must contact the hotel directly by phone to make reservations. Any contact to you from a third party claiming to be a booking agent for SGA/GMRC should be considered a scam.


Contact (972) 620-8505

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